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Oral History: Ella Lula Long
This is an oral history with Ella Lula (Sloss) Long, born in 1927 in Zip City, Alabama.
A November, 1929 Florence Herald report of the confiscation by Florence police of four gallons of corn liquor in a 10-gallon keg discovered in a home on Magnolia Street allegedly occupied by African-American resident Janie Mae Anderson.
"Fuqua Negro Arrested"
A December, 1927 Florence Times report of the arrest of Rogersville resident Aaron Fuqua for the murder of fellow-black resident Hunsey Watkins.
"Shot to Death"
A November, 1909 Florence Times account of the fatal shooting of black Florence barber Arthur Turner by white resident SE Stafford after the apparently intoxicated Turner broke into Stafford's house at 3:30 am. Three hours later Turner died at his…
"News Items of Interest"
A July, 1911 *Florence Times* report of Nelius Chandler's arrest in Russellville, Franklin County, Alabama, by Lauderdale County Sheriff Cal Young on charges of grand larceny.
Luke and Jack Harrison, escaped from the James Hood plantation 3 miles west of Florence
This is a newspaper advertisement announcing that man named Luke and a man named Jack Harrison had escaped the James Hood plantation west of Florence.
A man who escaped from the plantation of James Jackson and was apprehended near Natchez, MS.
This is a newspaper notice alerting the public that a man, about 40 years of age, 5'10", and alleged to have been enslaved by James Jackson, was captured and taken to the Choctaw Agency near Natchez, MS.
Committed to the Jail of Sumner County (TN), Charles, escaped from the James Jackson plantation
This is a newspaper notice informing the public that Charles, escaped from the James Jackson plantation in Florence, Alabama, had been committed to the Sumner County (TN) jail.
Ben, escaped from John McKinley
This is a newspaper advertisement seeking a person to deliver Ben, a man of 20 years, to John McKinley in Huntsville or Isaac Southworth in Florence. Ben had escaped from McKinley in Huntsville before being captured and committed to the jail in…
"Forty Dollar Reward" for James and Isham, escaped from the Patrick Andrews plantation
This is a newspaper advertisement announcing that two men, named James and Isham, had escaped from the Patrick Andrews plantation near Florence. James was described as 22 years old, 5'10", "spare made, and walks very straight, yellowish complexion,…